Codorus Chapter

T R O U T    U N L I M I T E D
Caring for the waters of York County, Pennsylvania since 1989
Brown Trout

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Welcome to our chapter’s web site! We hope you’ll visit each page to learn more about TU and the Codorus creek. We hope you’ll add us to your favorite sites and stop by often.

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Stream Cleanup Day POSTPONED - Due to a forecast of inclement weather, our annual stream cleanup day has been postponed until Saturday, April 21st. Time and place remain the same - 9:00 a.m. at the Porters Sideling Fire Hall parking lot. Long pants, gloves and appropriate footwear are recommended. Bringing a few trash bags would be appreciated as well.

Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic - Saturday, June 23rd, 10:00-2:00, Laughmans Sawmill Picnic Area, Free Admission, but space is limited - RSVP to reserve your spot. No fishing license or tackle is required, and lunch will be provided. Download our flyer (.pdf) here.

Join us on the banks of Codorus Creek for an introduction to the wonderful sport of fly fishing. We’ll cover all of the basics on clothing, gear and tackle, fly casting, fly selection, tying your own flies, trout stream biology and much, much more. Lots of women have been joining the fly fishing community recently, and if you’ve been thinking about joining them, this is the event for you. Gonna be fun, hope you can join us!

Codorus TU hats now available! - Show your support for our chapter with a great new Codorus TU ballcap. These great looking new caps feature our chapter logo on the front, and the words “Clean Water - Wild Trout” on the back. They’re available in either dark green or khaki and the cost is $20.00. Pick one up at a meeting or e-mail us if you’re interested in ordering one.

We would like to hear from you! Use our handy feedback form for your questions, ideas or comments. We also hope you’ll stop by a monthly meeting sometime to see what we’re all about. Non-members are welcome as well. The meetings are casual and always generate plenty of lively discussion. Our other activities are fun, rewarding and a great way to give something back the creek and it’s trout.

Important! - As you visit the creek this season, please make sure your vehicle is not blocking access to a farm field. It is very troubling to landowners when they can’t get their tractors and equipment into their fields. If you see anyone else’s vehicle blocking a field, you may want to (politely) suggest that they move. Our access to the stream depends on this kind of courtesy - please be mindful of where you park.

Didymo! This destructive species of algae is right on our doorstep in Maryland’s Gunpowder River and Big Hunting Creek. Unfortunately it can easily be spread by anglers! We have installed 4 wader wash stations on the Codorus for use by visitors as a last line of defense. They are located near parking areas from the Brown Road bridge up to the sawmill. Other stations will be added soon. Learn more about dymosphenia geminate (also known as ‘rock snot’) and the preventive measures you must take from this is informative fact sheet (.pdf format). You can also find lots of information by simply typing ‘didymo’ into your favorite search engine

A word on stream etiquette! As you enjoy the Codorus this season, please be aware of where others are fishing and which direction they’re moving in. Plan your entry accordingly and give your fellow anglers a polite distance to fish.

Please respect the rights of landowners when you visit the stream - stay out of plowed fields - remain in the stream corridor, and obey no trespassing signs. When you park, make sure you're not blocking access to fields. Most of all, just use common sense and courtesy - be a thoughtful and appreciative guest.

Special Regulations - The Codorus Creek is managed under the PF&BC's Trophy Trout Program. Please review the signs posted along the stream or the booklet that came with your license for a list of the regulations, or click here

                                      © Codorus Trout Unlimited 2011


Chapter Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

May 9th
June 13th
July 11th

October to April

Spring Grove Rec Center
50 N. East Street

May to September

Laughman’s Sawmill, on the banks of the Codorus (map)

More TU Sites

National Office

PA State Council

www.patrout .org

Trout Unlimited
Codorus Chapter #558
P.O. Box 194
Spring Grove, PA 17362